Mock Trial on GMO Controversy

posted Mar 16, 2013, 11:59 AM by webmaster dnt   [ updated Mar 19, 2013, 6:45 AM ]

Students in World Bio spent the last week gearing up for trial.  Learning about the controversy of genetically modified organisms (better known as GMOs), it was decided that the class would hold an actual simulated trial and fight for or against the usage of GMOs.  

Students were assigned roles such as a prosecuting attorney, defense attorney, expert witness, jury member, or court reporter.  They then spent the week preparing with their team for the trial.  

Things considered in the trial included GMOs in our food supply, “designer” babies, and GMO usage in the health field.  Both sides made their case with Mr. Bigelow and Mrs. Perez acting as judges. 

After the trial all the students had to write a reflection piece on the trial and the information presented.

See more photos of the trial here.